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Finance Controller, GSM

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Date: May 4, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45852


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Purpose of the Position:

  • Lead GSM closing, reporting, budgeting and long-term planning processes
  • Lead and manage GSM worldwide direct charge and transfer pricing processes
  • Manage GSM compliance requirements for tax and audit
  • Provide finance leadership/ insight in support of GSM strategic initiatives and projects

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee the monthly financial close and forecast for GSM; ensure completeness of close and deliver a robust and accurate forecast for GSM and Corp finance.
  • Lead and oversee the coordination and submission of the annual budget, to include headcount, departmental spend, direct charges, leadership charges and close collaboration with HR, IT, CSS.
  • Manage the direct charges and leadership billings processes; engage with Corning cross functional groups, corporate teams in support of direct charges and transfer pricing billings.
  • Collaborate and engage with SMSC Entity Finance Leaders (Switzerland and Singapore) on closing, reporting, forecasting, budget and long-range planning requirements.
  • Ensure controls are in place to monitor financial process and make necessary corrections to ensure risks are identified, managed and controlled.
  • Identify and achieve ways to minimize variation in finance processes and systems; build processes that work more efficiently and effectively, faster and/or at a lower cost.
  • Provide analytical support and communication of key financial information and business insights, leveraging advanced analytics (Power BI, digitalization, etc.) in support of GSM organization.
  • Engage with project teams to provide financial insights to facilitate the timely and efficient execution of GSM strategic program initiatives.
  • Lead, develop and manage direct and indirect finance team members

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent technical degree; preferred in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA or proven knowledge of US GAAP.
  • Experience in managing a cohesive staff and collaboration across functional areas.
  • Experience in leading/influencing others.
  • 8+ years working in Finance, Accounting or related field

Required Skills

  • Individual must present strong leadership skills, possess effective, mature presence in senior management engagements and be customer focused, results oriented, rigorous, process driven, and a team player.
  • Financial Analytical Skills
    • Can analyze and respond to inquiries regarding unexpected changes in financial results.
    • Presents information/analysis with a balanced point of view, carefully explaining risks and critical assumptions.
    • Interprets analyses by recognizing key trends across data sets and applies interpretations to develop insights into financial operations.
  • Financial Systems & Process
    • Financial process knowledge of closing, blackbook and greenbook.long range planning
    • Has working knowledge of financial systems used (i.e., PeopleSoft & Khalix)
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Can identify implications of system changes on business processes.
  • Performance Excellence
    • Routinely identifies ways to minimize variation in finance systems and execute finance processes that work more effectively, more efficiently, faster, or at a lower cost.
    • Promotes organizational effectiveness through innovations and improvements in business processes using defined processes and tools.
  • Presentation Skills
    • Able to organize presentations in a way that ensures the audience understands financial terminology, concepts and the key message.

Desired Skills:

  • CPA and/or MBA
  • Network within Corning, Inc
  • Business/Division Controller experience (within or outside of Corning).

Soft Skills:

  • Influencing
    • Sells ideas effectively; by facilitating "win-win" solutions.
    • Gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.
    • Actions are adapted to specific audiences.
    • Influences through others.
  • Adaptable and flexible
    • Learns quickly when facing new problems.
    • Analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement.
    • Quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of situation.
  • Motivating Others
    • Empowers others.
    • Creates a climate in which people want to do their best.
    • Invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility.
  • Peer Relationships/ Collaboration
    • Acts as a team player and is collaborative.
    • Easily gains trust and support of peers.
    • Can quickly find common ground and provide solutions for the good of all.
    • Transparent communication with respect.
  • Integrity & Trust
    • Is widely trusted.
    • Open and honest, transparent in an appropriate and helpful manner.
    • Keeps confidences.
    • Models Corning Values and Code of Conduct.
    • Confronts unethical actions.

Career Development Opportunities:

  • Periodic Engagement with Senior Financial Leadership
  • Frequent interaction to all Division Finance Organizations
  • Global exposure on strategic initiatives to drive value for Corning
  • Frequent interaction with Global Supply Management ELT Other Information

Travel Requirements:

  • 0 - 10%

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.



We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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